Mission & Vision of the University

Mission Statement

Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching, and commitment to student success that significantly contributes to the development of the region and beyond.

Strategic Vision

Southeast Missouri State University strives to be one of the nation’s most academically competitive regional comprehensive universities, recognized for excellence in education, research, engagement, and creativity.

Strategic Values

Student Success

Southeast Missouri State University values student-centered education and experiential learning through engaged and adaptive modes in and beyond the classroom in a safe, friendly, supportive environment that offers academic and career achievement for our students.

Excellence

Southeast Missouri State University values sustained commitment to quality teaching, service, research, and creative activities integrated into impactful academic and cocurricular pro- grams that offer students a transformative educational experience.

Access and Diversity

Southeast Missouri State University values access to high quality, affordable education with a broadly representative student body, faculty, and staff that respects and celebrates a diverse learning community in a global society.

Community

Southeast Missouri State University values an engaged campus learning community committed through shared purposes and service; sustained by respect, accountability, and adaptability; and strengthened through collaborative partnerships that extend the expertise and accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, and alumni beyond the campus.